Is the ghostly spirit of Cleopatra reigning supreme over NYC's Central Park? Maybe so if you're talking about the monolithic ancient relic called Cleopatra's Needle says New York's own Ghost Doctors.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2015 -- Standing behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the 3400 year old Egyptian Obelisk whose ancient history is an obscure mystery to the majority of New Yorkers as well as visitors from around the world. But Pete and Stew Kandel (known as Dr. Pete and Dr. Stew) paranormal investigators and licensed NYC tour guides are more than aware of this relics past and have included it on their paranormal ghost hunting adventures through Central Park.
"Central Park's Obelisk and its twin (which stands in London) were both built back in 1450 BC by order of Pharaoh Thutmosis III. These two gigantic monuments were constructed from red granite and were erected in the City of Heliopolis," says Dr. Stew.
According to the Ghost Doctors the Needles were moved to Alexandria by the Romans in 22 BC and placed near the Caesarium -- a temple built by Cleopatra VII in honor of her husband Marc Anthony. And because of its proximity to the temple, the twin Obelisks were called, "Cleopatra's Needles."
"Egypt gifted one of the Needles to England and the other was gifted to the United States and erected in Central Park February 22, 1881 to great fanfare," says Dr. Pete.
Besides pointing out the Needle's faded hieroglyphics that was inscribed by both Thutmosis III and Ramesses II, the Ghost Doctors like to stress the fact that the Obelisk is made from granite, a material believed by some in the paranormal community to have an apparent ability to attract ghostly energies. In fact, before leading groups of amateur ghost hunters through Central Park, the Ghost Doctors first conduct a course in ghost hunting 101 (including the use of different electronic equipment). Their training also includes investigative techniques employed when checking for paranormal energies that in this case may just have eyes for ancient Egyptian relics or maybe even Cleopatra herself.
So if one is looking for ancient Egyptian relics and their ghostly spirits, no need to travel halfway around the world to Egypt. Just join up with the Ghost Doctors -– they know the royal route for a paranormal excursion through NYC's Central Park.
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Ghost Doctors (http://www.ghostdoctors.com) is the premier ghost hunting tour in NYC that actually allows participants to experience "real" ghost hunts. Their ghosts hunts are suited for public, private and corporate events.